The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) by Joel Spolsky Wednesday, October 08, 2003 Ever wonder about that mysterious Content-Type tag? Did you ever get an email from your friends in Bulgaria with the subject line "???? I've been dismayed to discover just how many software developers aren't really completely up to speed on the mysterious world of character sets, encodings, Unicode, all that stuff. But it won't. So I have an announcement to make: if you are a programmer working in 2003 and you don't know the basics of characters, character sets, encodings, and Unicode, and I catch you, I'm going to punish you by making you peel onions for 6 months in a submarine. And one more thing: In this article I'll fill you in on exactly what every working programmer should know. Before I get started, I should warn you that if you are one of those rare people who knows about internationalization, you are going to find my entire discussion a little bit oversimplified. A Historical Perspective Unicode OK, so say we have a string: Hello Encodings
How To Actually Win A Fist Fight Ok, well, with the response from yesterday's post, I felt compelled to go ahead and do this. Without further ado: You know it has to be said, first sentence, first paragraph: the best way to win a fist fight is not to get into one in the first place. No shit, sherlock. Every single mens magazine who has ever attempted to publish an article like this has started (and ended) exactly that way and is usually devoid of any real information - sometimes because someone on the editorial staff wanted to avoid putting the periodical at risk for a lawsuit; other times because the author has absolutely no clue what they’re talking about, so they cop out with this “Verbal Judo Wins The Day!” It’s common sense - avoid fighting if at all possible. So... The Basics First, you need to know a few things: You are going to get hit.When you get hit, it does not feel good. Confidence CANNOT be overvalued in a fight situation. Your Stance Your stance is the way you stand and position yourself during a fight.
Joel on Software - Le minimum absolu que tout développeur doit absolument, positivement savoir sur Unicode et les jeux de caractères (aucune excuse !) Par Joël Spolsky Traduit par Freddy Hardy Vérifié par Serge Wautier Mercredi 8 octobre 2003 Vous ne vous êtes jamais posé de questions sur cette mystérieuse balise Content-Type ? Vous savez, celle que vous êtes supposé mettre en HTML, et dont vous n'avez absolument jamais su ce qu'elle veut dire ? Vous n'avez jamais reçu un email de vos amis en Bulgarie avec pour objet "???? ?????? ??? J'ai été atterré de découvrir combien de développeurs ne sont absolument pas au jus à propos du monde mystérieux des jeux de caractères, encodages, Unicode et tous ces trucs-là. Mais il ne disparaîtra pas. J'ai donc une annonce à vous faire : si vous êtes un programmeur qui travaille en 2003 et que vous ne possédez pas les bases des caractères, des jeux de caractères, de l'encodage et d'Unicode, et que je vous attrape, je vais vous punir en vous faisant éplucher des oignons pendant 6 mois dans un sous-marin. Et encore une chose : Un point de vue historique Unicode Hello Juste une poignée de points de code.
The Quest For Every Beard Type | Jon Dyer's Blog I’ve been growing a beard every winter for some years now, and every spring, I try to see how many facial hair variations as I can check off from the chart of facial hair types. So far, over 2.4 million people have been following along. Listed below are descriptions of 44 facial hair types including examples of the 39 42 variations that I’ve been able to attain so far. Enjoy! A La Souvarov A sideburn / mustache combo where the sideburn curves downward toward the corner of the mouth and then curves upward into the mustache. Status: Complete (2008) The Anchor A beard without sideburns that extends along jawline and is styled into a point. Status: Complete (2007) Balbo A wide version of the goatee accompanied by an unconnected mustache. Cantinflas The complete opposite of the toothbrush, this mustache is comprised of the two ends of a typical mustache. Status: Complete (2013) Chin Curtain Status: Complete (2004, 2011) Chin Strap Status: Complete (2011) Chin Puff Copstash Standard Dali Ducktail El Insecto
All Japanese Emoticons | Japanese Emoticons This is the Internet’s largest list of over 10,000 specially selected kaomoji Japanese emoticons. The categories from this site are listed in alphabetical order as you scroll down the page. You can also jump to any specific category of emoticon using the links in the main menu of this site. These kaomojis are angry and man, there are a ton of them. Flipping the Bird Sometimes you feel so angry that you just need to give someone the finger. Angry to the Right These kaomoji emoticons are angry and facing towards the right. Angry to the Left These emoji emoticons are angry and facing towards the left because that is where their anger is being directed. Forward Facing Anger Here are a bunch of dongers that are angry and facing forward. Arms Raised in Anger These emotes are so angry they have raised both of their arms and they are waving them around. Fists Raised in Anger These facemarks are so angry that raised arms were not enough to express their rage. Shaking an Arm Why?!?! Kicking and Punching
The 45 Most Inspiring Quotes on Change Great books, blogs and quotes are three of my sources of inspiration when I feel stuck or need encouragement to do something I’m scared of. Here are 45 of my favourite quotes on life change, finding courage and having faith that things will work out – like when left my job to pursue my interests, sold everything I owned to travel, and continuing to travel past the one year anniversary of being away from work. You can benefit from the wisdom behind the quotes daily, by posting them on: – Your refrigerator and bathroom mirror, so you see it every morning – Your living room table, or front of your journal so you see them before you sleep – Keep them in your wallet to have with you during the day. Top change quotations and sayings “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” Final words “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” >> Which quotation is your favorite?
Tutorial: How to Paint Realistic Hair Wed 9th Apr 2014, by Linda Berkgvist | Tutorial Painting hair isn't, obviously, like painting a face. Doing a tutorial on it is a wildly different experience than a face tutorial. Why? Hair doesn't have any static features. There is no way of telling you where to place a strand of hair the way I can tell you where the nose goes. Throughout the tutorial you'll see some little tips and tricks added to the actual instruction pictures. Step 1 Instructions: The first thing you need to do is to decide on the colour of the hair. Important: WORK ON A LARGE CANVAS. Common mistakes: Starting out with a bright colour and then spending the rest of the time trying to darken it down with shadows. Step 2 Instructions: What's done next is the blocking in on the large locks of hair. Common mistakes: A lot of people start painting hair by painting the strands. Step 3 Pick a spackled brush now and try the clumps of hair out. Step 4 This is where the fun starts. Common Mistakes: Step 5 Step 6 Unnatural fall. Step 7